The Rush-Henrietta Central School District is seeking community members to serve our school district in a number of ways this year. On behalf of my colleagues on the Board of Education, I’d like to share several opportunities with you.
First, residents are invited to participate on the district’s Budget Advisory Council. The Budget Advisory Council provides a forum for stakeholders and the superintendent to share ideas and understandings necessary for successful development of a budget that best represents the values of our community. Its work this year is especially important as the superintendent and Board of Education look for ways to fully fund our school district’s programs while staying within the confines of the state tax cap.
The first Budget Advisory Council meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the Dee Strickland Conference Room at the Parker Administration Building, 2034 Lehigh Station Road. This is a complete listing of Budget Advisory Council meetings: Monday, Nov. 27; Monday, Dec.11; Monday, Jan. 22, 2018; Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, if necessary; Monday, Feb. 26, 2018; Thursday, March 15, 2018, Community Forum; and Monday, March 26, 2018.
If you are interested in serving on the Budget Advisory Council, contact Andy Whitmore, assistant superintendent for school finance and operations, at or 359-5037.
In addition, my colleagues and I would like to remind you of the many other volunteer opportunities that exist in our school district. There are countless ways to become involved, whether through a long-term commitment, such as serving on the Board of Education, or taking part in a short-term obligation, such as visiting one of our schools. When a parent, business owner or other community member shares his or her talents and experiences during a school activity or lesson, our children benefit. Whether you are an interested parent, business owner or district resident, we have the perfect opportunity for you. To learn more about these opportunities, please visit
If you have questions about volunteering for our schools or about the district in general, please contact any board trustee listed below. Our information is available online at Thank you for your continued support of the Rush-Henrietta Central School District.
Robert L. Cook is president of the Rush-Henrietta Board of Education. The Board of Education is comprised of seven community members elected to serve unpaid, three-year terms. The board members are Simeon I. Banister; Jennifer M. Laird; Diane E. McBride; Sean P. McCormick, vice president; Sue A. Smith; and Annmarie Strzyzynski. To learn more about the district, visit